Published: February 5th, 2019
Categories: Fun Stuff
Lord knows, there appear to be thousands of ways to enjoy our beloved herb. Hearkening back all the way to the ancient hash-eaters and pipe smokers, today’s next-gen technology allows cannabis to be vaporised, dabbed, and otherwise consumed in myriad ways. And while each individual has their own preferences for smoking, the following 10 selections represent some of the most fun and occasionally novel ways to get super-blazed.
Experiment at your own risk.
This seems like an obvious one, but bongs are one of the most fun ways to smoke weed. Bongs are great because they can get you really high, really fast. Moreover, bongs come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, and designs. They all get you high, but the bigger they are, the more smoke they hold, and the higher you can get off them. Some commercially sold bongs can reach as high as a couple metres and pack a massive punch.
Added features like percolators and ice catchers can make the bong-smoking experience even better. These kinds of features make smoke easier to inhale by cooling it down and making it less irritating on your throat and lungs. By doing this, they allow more smoke to be tolerated and inhaled, thus getting you even higher.
Smaller bongs are pretty cool too. Bottle-sized bongs are easy to carry and make for a pleasant outdoor smoking experience. What better way to enjoy your green than in the great green outdoors?
Gas masks are one of the most notorious ways to get high. These things will light you up like a Christmas tree and leave you gasping for air. The airtight material means that smoke does not escape. Instead, it builds around your face, forcing you to breathe it in and push it out through the exit chamber. It sounds like a rough ride, but it’s actually a pretty fun experience that can get you just as high as anything else.
Because smoke does not escape the mask, it is actually one of the most efficient ways to inhale cannabis. You can rest assured that, unless you remove the mask, all that smoke will be put to good use. The only real downside is how irritating the smoke can be for your nose, throat, and skin.
Gas masks make for a fun party trick, especially because they are so rare. They are an instant attention grabber and conversation starter. People love to watch others cough their lungs up from these things, and may even dare to have a go themselves.
Blunts are delicious. They enhance the smoking experience by adding flavour to the smoke. Wraps come in all flavours and sizes, making them easily customisable to your preferences.
Fruit-flavoured wraps are especially popular because of how well their flavours mix with the natural taste of marijuana. Try rolling them with fruit-flavoured strains to maximise the effect. Pineapple Express Auto, Ultra Lemon Haze, and Strawberry Sour Diesel are some of the most effective strains for optimising flavour. Some people also prefer naturally flavoured tobacco wraps. These blunts not only taste great, but provide a little nicotine kick to enhance your high.
When compared to joints, blunts taste better, last longer, and give bigger hits. They also don’t run into common joint problems like going out quickly or burning unevenly. A good blunt wrap will significantly extend the length of your smoke session. This is especially useful if you are smoking with friends since it will prevent you from having to roll multiple joints.
The only real downside with blunts is that they can be difficult to roll sometimes, especially if the wraps are dried out. Re-humidifying them is an option, but it can take a long time. When rolling dry, fragile wraps, be extra careful not to tear them. If tears do occur, they can always be fixed with a small piece of rolling paper and saliva to seal them.
Bag vaporizers are preferred by many vapers for the large amount of vapour they can hold at any one time. When compared to regular vaporizers, bag vapes are capable of getting you much higher with way less work. Simply attach the bag, place your bud in the chamber, press a button, and watch it fill up. They are typically easier to clean and maintain than other vapes since they have fewer parts like mouthpieces or whips.
Many of the most popular bag vapes, including the Volcano, have extra-large bags that can be purchased and attached. Some units even allow you to construct your own bags and attach them. These bags can reach sizes of up to three metres, and theoretically even higher.
Bag vapes are like the bongs of vaporizers. The large volume of their bags means that you can take much larger hits and get much higher than you would with a regular vape. Bag vapes are also an excellent choice for vaping with friends. The bags can be easily passed around and refilled when necessary.
The main downside with bag vapes is that they are not portable. They will require an even, stable surface to operate and will need to be plugged into an outlet.
Plastic lungs are not only easy to make, but will also get you very high, very quickly. Lungs are essentially plastic bottles cut in half, with bags attached to their bottom half, and with aluminum foil covering their mouthpiece. The aluminum foil acts as a bowl and the bag acts as a container. Holes are poked into the foil bowl, and the bag is pulled as the bud is lit, creating downward suction and filling the container with smoke.
Lungs are super fun to use because they are capable of holding a lot of smoke. They can deliver bong-sized hits within seconds. They are also very easily customisable to suit personal preferences. Instead of a 2l bottle, some people prefer using 4l milk jugs to maximise container volume. They can be further expanded by using a larger plastic bag.
Be careful to pace yourself when using a lung. Unlike a bong, there is no mechanism to cool the smoke and make it easier to inhale. As such, coughing and throat irritation are common.
Mixing weed with tobacco or shisha inside of a hookah is a really pleasant and fun way to smoke cannabis. Hookahs are smoking devices that originated on the Indian subcontinent and spread throughout Europe as the Ottoman Empire expanded. Hookahs are typically used to smoke tobacco products, however, marijuana can be mixed in to enhance the experience.
When mixing weed and shisha, place the shisha on the bottom of the bowl and layer the bud on top of it. This will provide some moisture for the bud so it does not dry out while smoking it. The hookah method is even more effective with hashish than with ground bud. When combined with the effects of the shisha, marijuana will produce a sleepy, couch-locking high.
This method will not get you high very quickly as it takes a while to burn through the shisha and the bud. However, it is great for smoking with friends or while watching TV. Just be sure not to burn yourself on the coals and not to tug too hard on the whip as it could bring down the whole device.
Gravity bongs, also known as water bongs, get their name from the fact that they use water and gravity to produce smoke. They are usually made from plastic bottles and buckets, but can also be made from a wide range of other materials such as pumpkins, watermelons, and milk jugs. Essentially, you will need a bottle to hold smoke, a container to hold water, and some tin foil to act as a bowl.
A gravity bong works by filling a container with water and placing the loaded bottle inside it. The bud is then lit as the bottle is pulled out of the water, filling it with smoke. Gravity bongs are a fun and creative way to smoke weed. Depending on the size of the bottle being used, they can pack a big punch and get you really high. Just be careful not to spill any water or knock the bucket over!
An “L” is a really long joint that gets its name from the layout of the rolling papers, which form a big L-shape. To roll an L, place both papers glue-side up on a flat surface and attach the second paper to the bottom part of the first at a 90° angle. If you would like to smoke less paper, or roll a slightly smaller joint, use scissors to cut the bottom paper diagonally at the halfway point.
L joints are great because they can hold so much more weed than a regular joint. The second rolling paper allows you to pack in extra bud at the end of the joint, making for a really fat tip. These joints are fun to smoke with friends or to bring to parties. They can take a really long time to finish, providing enough time for conversation and socialising. These king-sized joints are a good way to change up your smoking routine.
A Hawaiian hotbox is like a mix between a sauna and a hotbox. It requires a bathroom with a shower and a towel. The hot water in the shower is turned on and left to run for a few minutes until steam fills the room. A towel should be placed under the door so as to prevent steam and smoke from escaping. At that point, you can light up and enjoy the atmosphere.
Hawaiian hotboxes are a really fun way to smoke with friends. The hazy atmosphere is relaxing in a strangely intense way, almost as if you were in the clouds. The mix of smoke and steam hangs in the air, allowing you to breathe it all in throughout the session. The added humidity definitely enhances your high, making it feel heavier and more intense. However, after you exit the hotbox, you can expect the high to come down to normal levels.
An added bonus is that bathroom fans can quickly make the smoke dissipate. As such, this method of smoking leaves little smell behind and is easy to clean up.
Hot knives are a really cool way to ruin your silverware while getting high. They are a fun party trick and often turn into a communal event with friends or roommates. The hot knife method is one of the oldest known ways of smoking weed, largely due to its simplicity. Knives are left on a stove element to heat up and are then used to pick up and press a small piece of bud, making it smoke.
When handling the knives, be careful not to burn yourself on the handles as they heat up. When hot knives touch marijuana, smoke is immediately produced. As such, you should be ready to inhale right away.
Some minor modifications can be made to the hot knife method if preferred. Cutting a plastic bottle in half and using it as a suction tool can help ensure that no smoke is wasted. Some people prefer to omit the knives and bottle altogether and simply place their bud on the heating element, but this is more dangerous and somewhat wasteful since you have even less control over the direction of the smoke.